About this Course
In this culmination course, you’ll develop, articulate, share and refine your coaching philosophy. This is an online course, with a one-day, all-class, real-time online session and nine self-paced online sessions.
In the one-day, real-time session, you’ll meet with your classmates in Zoom breakout rooms to deepen your understanding and practice of effective coaching skills, including coaching for trauma-informed care. You’ll learn how to conduct an instructional coaching session about trauma and develop strategies and resources for practicing trauma-informed care with your clients.
In the nine self-paced online sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to do a deep reflection on your development as a culturally responsive coach through self-guided Canvas modules. You’ll cover topics such as culturally responsive coaching, portfolio documentation and critical reflection. You’ll practice coaching through a full rotation of the Practice-Based Coaching cycle and gain feedback on your coaching sessions from your instructor and peers.
The course culminates with an e-portfolio capstone project. This portfolio can complement your resume and provide tangible examples of what you've learned and applied in this program, including portfolio documentation, caseload management and presentations.
Early childhood and expanded learning opportunities coaches who want to acquire coaching competencies for collaborative partnerships in early learning and before- and after-school settings.
What You’ll Learn
- Techniques for creating quality early childhood and before- and after-school program education
- Effective coaching skills for trauma-informed care
- How to showcase your coaching competencies and skills by creating an e-portfolio and giving a presentation to classmates and faculty
- How to apply your knowledge of coaching best practices by providing feedback to classmates on their e-portfolios and responding to feedback on your e-portfolio